Enhancing development in

The far south coast
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Regional Development Australia Far South Coast (RDA FSC) Is DEVELOPING PARTnerships with all levels of government and community To enhance the growth and development of the far south coast to build A Connected, Innovative And Sustainable Region.

Who We Are

Regional Development Australia (RDA) is a national network of 52 boards across Australia, including the Indian Ocean Territories and Norfolk Island, made up of local leaders who work with all levels of government, business and community groups to support economic and workforce development, local procurement, strategic regional planning and inform government programs and infrastructure investments.

This Australian Government initiative brings together all levels of government to support the development of regional Australia. It is funded by the Australian Government and by state, territory and local governments in some jurisdictions. It is administered by the Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Communications. RDA Boards are apolitical, not-for-profit independent organisations.

What We Do

RDA Board members are comprised of passionate and dedicated local leaders who possess a broad range of experience, including from local government, business, and the community and the not-for-profit sectors.

These highly skilled volunteers give freely of their time and expertise and work with each other to identify issues that cross regions. The value of the Network has been highlighted during the bushfires and COVID-19, where RDAs have been providing critical intelligence back to the Australian Government on impacts to their region’s businesses and communities. This local information continues to inform policymaking.

The refreshed RDA Charter emphasises greater strategic alignment across all levels of government and regional planning that identifies and advocates important long-term investment priorities. To this end, RDA FSC is currently developing a FSC Strategic Regional Plan, in consultation with all levels of Government and our community.

Our regions are diverse, although they also face many similar challenges. The RDA network, shares information, and collaborates to develop innovations and solutions that can be adapted across the country.

Regional Australia and RDAs play an important role in revitalising Australia’s economy as we emerge from the COVID-19.


Regional Development Australia – Far South Coast (RDA FSC) is the Regional Certifying Body (RCB) for the Far South Coast of New South Wales. RDA FSC plays a key role in the assessment of both the regional sponsoring migrations scheme and the regional skilled visa program (SRS 489).


Keep up to date with the latest news with RDA on the Far South Coast. Read our latest community involvement including Youth Programs and Grants.


RDA – Far South Coast is a key facilitator for change and development in the NSW South Coast region. We work towards the growth of the economy and the creation of increased job opportunities. As part of our economic development role RDA – Far South Coast places a strong emphasis on the strengthening of infrastructure, including social infrastructure.

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